The Catholic University of America

Commencement Weekend 2017

School of Nursing

Pinning Ceremony

The Pinning Ceremony for the School of Nursing Class of 2017 will take place on Thursday, May 11th at 9:00 a.m.  There are no tickets required for this event.  Light refreshments will be provided prior to the ceremony. 

For the Pinning Ceremony, student should arrive in the hall behind the Pryzbyla Great Room by 8:30 a.m.  Proper dress code for this event is business casual.  

University Commencement Ceremony

For the university’s main commencement ceremony, graduates should arrive behind McMahon Hall at 8:45am and find the “Nursing” sign. They will process in two lines, in any order. For this first ceremony, the graduates may sit with friends. Graduates are expected to wear their cap and gown, and carry their hoods on their left arm. Wear your tassel on the right while processing in.

School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony

Time & Location

For the School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony, families and guests are invited to join us in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The ceremony will begin immediately following the main ceremony.

Seating

Parents and families do not need tickets, as seating will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be courteous to our older guests and families with small children. 

Procession

Following the main ceremony, graduates should gather immediately on the front steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in their assigned order. 

Diploma Ceremony

After the faculty and graduates process into the ceremony, we will continue with the opening prayer, student speech, and the conferral of degrees.

Reception

Parents and families, please join us on the terrace of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for light refreshments immediately following the School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony.

Disability Support Services

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact cua-access@cua.edu at least one week prior to the event to request accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.
We look forward to seeing you on May 13th for graduation!

University Commencement Website

Attire

Honors Convocation and Baccalaureate Mass - Students are asked to wear their academic gowns without hoods. 

 

Schedule

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Class of 2017 Graduation Picture (BSN) and Practice 2:30pm on the front steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, May 11, 2017

School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 9:00a.m
Pryzbyla Center, Great Room

Friday, May 12, 2017

Honors Convocation, 1:00 p.m.
Great Upper Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Baccalaureate Mass, 4:00 
Great Upper Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

President's Reception, Immediately following Baccalaureate Mass
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Commencement Exercises, 10:00 a.m.
University Mall in front of the east entrance to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Diploma Distribution Ceremony, 11:45 a.m. Great Upper Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception